PORT CHESTER, NY — Westchester County Executive George Latimer chose the construction site of an affordable housing project to give his Wednesday new coronavirus update. The Regent Street Senior Apartment complex in Port Chester is 100 percent affordable and designated for seniors age 62 and older.
Latimer said that because the complex is comprised of 100 percent affordable housing units, it was exempt from any shutdown during the pandemic as New York was under stay-at-home orders.
The county is now accepting applications to be considered in the lottery for one of the units, located at 25 South Regent St. in Port Chester.
The applications are available on the county's Homeseeker website, along with more information about the complex. The deadline to apply is June 15.
According to the county, the four-story residential building is made up of 34 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments for seniors who are income eligible. The building will have a fitness center, community room, patio, deck and on-site parking.
It is located close to Port Chester's downtown area, with shopping, restaurants, recreation and places of worship in walking distance.
Rents will start as low as $619 a month and go up to $1,484 per month, including heat.
Latimer said that as of Wednesday there were 33,691 positives cases of the new coronavirus, with 1,174 active cases. That number is down from 1,231 Tuesday.
He said the county continues aggressively testing for the contagion, with 168,344 residents tested so far. That translates into 16.8 percent of the county's population.
There have been 1,381 fatalities since the pandemic began, up three overnight.
Latimer said there continues to be about 200 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Here is the map of the county with the number of confirmed and active cases of the new coronavirus broken down by community.